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the sanders team firing back with this video. >> i'm grateful to congressman sanders to join us today. >> we're live with it all. from bad to worse. as if they haven't had enough, residents in the water logged south now looking at the possibility of more severe weather today. a chance of tornadoes, even more rain and rivers continue to rise. dylan is tracking it all. iditarod attack. a snowmobiler facing charges this morning after police say he intentionally rammed his snowmobile into two dog racers during the iditarod. >> he freaking tried to kill me. >> one dog killed. several others injured. the man behind that attack now carefully admitting he was drunk, but that he never meant to hurt anyone. and madonna's meltdown. the bizarre moments on stage during this weekend's concert, from her costume to her apparent drinking during a performance. how the custody battle for her
today, sunday march 13th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> glad to have you with us. i'm craig melvin with sheinelle jones, dylan dreyer is also here. to our top story, the race for the white house. first, the results of two races last night. marco rubio winning the primary in the district of columbia and after caucuses in wyoming, ted cruz picking up the most delegates in that state. >> more clashes at donald trump rallies on saturday. at one point, candidate having to be protected by the secret service detail when a man tried to rush the stage. >> lots of reaction to all of it. we have it covered on both sides. we start with hallie jackson covering the republicans this morning. good morning. >> hey, craig, good morning from bloomington, illinois, where folk are bracing for another day on the campaign trail with donald trump. he's now talk ing tough against
the protesters who interrupted his rallies, promising to push for their arrest to, in his words, stop the craziness. new clashes in more cities at donald trump rallies, protesters pepper sprayed during duelling demonstrations for and against trump at kansas city and in cleveland, verbal arguments turning ugly. >> go back to africa. >> reporter: in dayton, this dramatic moment. secret service jumping on stage to surround trump, blocking him from a man trying to rush him. this new video showing a different angle. the candidate clearly startled. the protester, quickly arrested. >> i was ready for him but it is much easier if the cops do it. >> reporter: online, and later on stage, trump making an inflammatory claim about the man. >> one of my people said, wow, they found his name. and it was probably isis or isis-related. >> reporter: the law enforcement
federal agencies tell nbc news they know of no isis connection, adding there is nothing to indicate any tie. the rising tension at rallies so unnerving to natalie hill, she and her husband considered not attending at all. >> we already discussed when we got here, if anything broke out, go towards the wall and edge out. >> reporter: you had an exit plan? >> yes, we did. >> reporter: with charged protests now par for the course at trump rallies, his rivals are having second thoughts about supporting him if he wins. >> i feel still continue to support the republican nominee, but getting harder every day. >> let's everybody take a deep breath and we'll see where it >> reporter: still, ted cruz running on the premise he keeps his promises is against pledging to support the front-runner. >> donald trump would be a disaster but hillary colon would be a bigger disaster.
>> reporter: now telling the washington post there is no doubt the president has contributed to the divisiveness. the question now, guys, how might this affect voters as we head to the key super tuesday primaries less than 48 hours away? >> hallie jackson, thank you. the democrats are also setting their sights on donald trump. hillary clinton and bernie sanders talent xhent s s commenting about the violence at the rallies. nbc's kristen welker is in cleveland this morning with more on all of that. good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning to you. secretary clinton and senator sanders will be campaigning here in critical ohio today. but on saturday, those violent protests loomed large. the rivalry between hillary clinton and bernie sanders is escalating, but both were temporarily unified saturday, blaming donald trump's rhetoric for stoking violent protests at
>> that is not leadership. it is political arson. >> violence at rallies is not what america is about. >> reporter: trump then accused sanders supporters of starting the demonstration. >> they were taunted. they were harassed by these other people, these other people, by the way, some represented bernie, our communist friend. >> reporter: sanders fired back in an interview with reverend al sharpton today. >> we have never, ever once called anybody to do anything like that. the truth is, this guy really is a pathological liar. >> reporter: this comes as the democratic race is heating up. sanders increasingly competitive in states like ohio, illinois, missouri, after his surprise win in michigan. his call to reform job costing rust belt. >> instead of wages are going up, they're going down. >> reporter: on saturday, clinton also called for stiffer trade laws, but created a small dust up when she accused sanders
of being absent during the 1990s health care fight. >> i don't know where he was when i was trying to get health care in '93 and '94. >> reporter: then tweeted this video from 1993, sanders standing behind the then first lady during one of her health care speeches. >> i'm grateful to congressman sanders would join us today. >> reporter: the clinton campaign pushing back, arguing she was the one leading the battle for healthcare reform. the tense back and forth underscoring the very high stakes on tuesday. >> i promise you this, i will work my heart out for you. >> reporter: the clinton campaign says even if secretary clinton loses some of the midwestern states, if she wins florida and north carolina, she could expand her delegate lead on tuesday. still, senator sanders has a strong showing, this race could go all the way to the convention. >> kristen welker, thank you. chuck todd is nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, craig.
beginning to end last night in kansas city. it feels like there is this certain darkness that has befallen the trump campaign now, the chaos spilling into streets, the protesters, pepper spray. is there a chance the images that these scenes we're seeing play out over the past few days, that they're actually helping to rally his supporters? >> short-term gain, long-term pain, i think for the party. i think it is possible it helps him. we have seen it before when controversy befalls trump, it stiffens the spine of its supporters, they dig in, the more trump gets attacked, and, look, i think that's why trump has hesitated to sit here and somehow take responsibility and blame his own supporters. he doesn't want to do that. and i think he doesn't believe they deserve the blame. so, but, it does feel like we entered a new phase, again, i don't know if it has an impact on tuesday, but it is having an
impact on whether donald trump can unite the republican party. and i think he took a couple of steps way back in his ability to do that after on thursday night, at that debate, looking like he was on his way to doing it. >> you mentioned stepping back from that, from uniting of the party. we heard clearly from marco rubio yesterday. he's wavering on his support, if trump is the nominee, same thing from john kasich. how does all of that play out? can they not in the end support donald trump if he's the nominee? >> i think they're in a catch 22, the two of them in particular. they have been so critical. they have said things, marco rubio said he's a con artist. how do you somehow -- how do you somehow be able to say, oh, i can support a con artist for president? so i wonder, the language, both kasich and rubio use to criticize trump, it puts them in a position where by supporting him, it looks more double talkish than if they don't support him at this point. >> as you know, chuck, john
not win ohio tuesday, he gets out, it is hard to see how marco rubio -- if he doesn't win in florida. what does a three-person race look like? how does a three-man race change the dynamic? >> a three-person race if it is kasich and cruz here, i think it depends on -- you could see a couple of things happen. number one, it means that trump, if he wins florida, but loses ohio, it means trump will be the guy with the most delegates going into the convention. but he's probably going to be short of the majority he needs. and i think what you'll see over the next three months is cruz and kasich will sort of divide and conquer. if they think kasich is strong, stronger anti-trump candidate, than cruz, the cruz people focus somewhere else. i don't think they're quite coordinating yet, but i wouldn't be surprised if you see that coordination as soon as, say, ten days from now, if kasich wins ohio, where you'll see cruz
utah and the two of them not get in each other's way. that's how a three-person race could look because it all would be about denying trump. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. we'll look for more on "meet the press" with john kasich, donald trump and ted cruz join him later this morning. residents in the flood ravaged south are trying to get back home to assess the damage after rains that led to record flooding in the area. at least six people have been killed due in part 20 two to two feet of rain that fell in the area. sarah dallof joins us from louisiana with more on the situation there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. home owners are taking stock of what got soaked when the water levels rose. furniture, vehicles, personal mementos, all pieces of lives interrupted by floods. as record-setting floodwaters recede recede, homeowners assessing the
what is it like to see it today? >> all i can think is expenses, expenses, expenses. this is my last faft one. >> reporter: he hasn't told his wife the condition of her prized antiques. you see the line there. >> i'll glad she's not with me. >> reporter: across the region, similar stories, thousands of homes damaged by days of torrential rains. families given minutes to escape. >> the water was in the ditches, everything was fine. woke up at 3:00 a.m. and the water was at the front door. >> reporter: the cleanup is back breaking. and for dwayne fuller, knowing he doesn't have flood insurance is disheartening. >> i guess we're just going to depend on neighbors and friends and our church family. >> reporter: a situation many other residents are finding themselves in, according to mayor wendy. >> we didn't need flood insurance before.
communities devastated by a deluge of water. now beginning to pick up the pieces. >> i get somebody to help me and nail a board and nail a board. and we'll make it. >> reporter: along the six deaths we mentioned, a man overnight in northwestern louisiana who was in a boat attempting to return to his home to collect some personal bloggings, dangerous conditions and a situation that continues to change moment by moment. back to you. >> sarah dallof, thank you. dylan is here. more severe weather is about to develop? >> more scattered severe storms. i want to point out, the rivers are still rising right now. they're not going to crest until tonight and tomorrow. so all of that water that is falling over the past several days, looking at over the last several days, all of this water still trickling into the rivers. monroe, louisiana, picked up 21 inches of rain. any additional rainfall is going to lead to more flooding. the setup right now, everything
we have got clear skies down through louisiana, into arkansas, into mississippi. what will happen later on today with that sunshine, we're going to see those scattered showers and storms develop. that's what could lead to additional flooding. most of the threat is going to be across arkansas. isolated storm pops up across northern louisiana, produces another one to two inches of rain, then we could see additional flooding. it is going to be hit and miss storms, so some of those storms will produce hail, isolated tornadoes, gusty winds and torrential downpours. >> dylan, thanks. >> what a week. >> scary moments in alaska this morning. a man on a snowmobile crushed into two mushers and sled dogs during the iditarod race. morgan has more this morning. >> state troopers charged 26-year-old arnold demoskie with assault for the snowmobile incident that left one dog dead and three badly injured. >> i hope they can forgive me. i didn't mean it.
>> reporter: a tearful apology from the man accused of slamming into two iditarod dog racers with his snowmobile. >> i don't know how i can possibly make it right. >> reporter: the 26-year-old said he blacked out while driving drunk. the man he allegedly hit, four time champion jeff king, making the thousand mile trek through the alaskan wilderness, said it felt like something else entirely. >> it did not seem like an accident. it seemed like an act of bravado. >> reporter: king says the snowmobile slammed him from behind, narrowly missing him. but striking and killing his 3-year-old pup nash and severely injuring crosby and banjo. >> one of my dogs was killed pretty much on the spot. and couple others i gave first aid to the best i could and loaded in my sled. >> reporter: ali racing just ahead of king feared for her life.
>> he freaking tried to kill me. >> reporter: she says out of nowhere, the snowmobile rammed into the side of her sled, injured one of her dogs, sped off and reappeared 12 miles later, revving its engine and aimed directly at her. but he says he was just coming back to help. >> i turned around because i was concerned and i just had so much adrenaline. >> reporter: after meeting with law enforcement, both teams and their remaining dogs are back on the trail, hoping to put this them. >> no one in their right mind would do what this person did. >> he says he woke up saturday morning, saw the news, realized what he had done and immediately police. both mushers are continuing to race as planned. ali is now second place with her remaining team of 14 dogs and jeff king in 13th place with 11 dogs and a suspect is behind
>> thank you. a new report was just released this morning about what led to last year's deadly crash of a germanwings jet. investigators say a doctor referred the pilot to a before. they're calling for new rules requiring medical professionals to warn authorities when a pilot's mental health could threaten public safety. south by southwest organizers are apologizing this morning after asking an athlete to remove her hijab. she was asked to do take it off for a photo. she tweeted, you can't make this stuff up. they said they dismissed the volunteer who made the, quote, insensitive request. today's selection sunday
basketball teams tind find out if they're going to the ncaa tournament, better known as march madness. two teams punched their ticket to the tournament for the first time on saturday. cal state bakersfield knocked down a three at the end to beat new mexico state, 57-54. and they won the western athletic conference tournament and pretty excited about it. stonie brook beating vermont, 84-74 to take the american east conference championship. >> i love college basketball. >> one of my favorite times of the year. yes. dylan is back with the a check of the rest of the country's weather and maybe some basketball. >> indoors considering all the rain that is happening. we are seeing the rain now moving up into the mississippi and ohio river valleys. heavier pockets of rain across southern illinois. heavier rounds of rain through central ohio. we are going to see a chance of storms pop up later on this afternoon. cold front moves eastward, it is this area through arkansas and northern louisiana, that hard hit area that could end up with
more heavy downpours today and isolated severe storms out west. we're watching more rain and . i'm meteorologist mark capitolips. we'll cloud up today with temperatures topping out around 80 degrees. there is rain here in the gulf of mexico. the timing is more towards the fortune. the forecast shows the line coming through and sticking around through the sunset hour. we could see thunderstorms with the 40% chance of rain. and that's your latest forecast. >> your alma mater rutgers not going to the dance. basketball. but thanks for filling me in. >> ready for football? "saturday night live" taking on donald trump, ben carson and the violence at his rallies. it is all right after this. i love to take pictures that engage people.
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back on a sunday morning night live," the show once again having a field day with the political antics of this republican and democratic presidential season. >> sheinelle in the orange room with more. >> this presidential race, you know it is comedy gold for our friends at "snl." larry david came back as bernie sanders and a fake political ad with hillary clinton, morphing into sanders and even poked fun at ben carson's recent endorsement of donald trump. the show tried to add a little humor to one of the most serious turns of this week's veend s events, the violence at donald trump's rally. >> breaking news, we're getting word of another incident of violence at a donald trump rally. aparentally the victim was this man, dr. ben carson. who was attacked moments ago by an angry mob that mistook him for a protester. we go there now.
i'm fine. >> guys, what did i say? not this one. this is one of the good ones. i'm sorry, ben. >> hey, they're just lucky i don't have my knife on me. i've been known to cut a [ bleep ]. >> "saturday night live" pushing the envelope once again. a hot topic, guys. you know "snl" goes in. >> i'm not touching it. >> we'll leave it to our friends. still to come, madonna's strange on stage antics and a separate battle that is happening in her personal life off stage for her son rocco. >> lots to get to still on this sunday morning edition of "today." coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in
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going after them. this is predatory pricing and we're going to make sure it is stopped. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. . good morning i'm candace mccowan. here is what is making headlines locally. sarah palin will be in florida campaigning for donald trump and she will make a stop in the tampa bay area. she will appear the the florida strawberry festival. she will stump for trump in arcadia at noon. let's go to meteorologist mark collins for a look at the weekend forecast. >> good morning candace it is a warm and balmy start to the day. we're expecting rain this afternoon but things are quiet. 70 degrees outside and we have rain out there over the gulf of mexico. showers and thunderstorms are more than 100 miles off of the coastline.
you can see it here extending well off of the coastline. there has been embedded bolts of lightning in here. you can see that on the lightning tracker. 40% chance of rain, most likely
from three into the sunset hour tonight. a few of the inland thunderstorms will be moving east ward through the day and then as we head through the evening, things will tend to dry
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continue to disappear unless we level the playing field. with your help, as president, we will. we are back on a sunday morning, march 13th. a little coldplay to start the morning off. fantastic video. >> i love that video. i love that song. >> can't help but dance to it. tomorrow on "today," the band will be here, rocking rockefeller plaza with a live concert. >> you can dance to it live here on the plaza. >> some of these folks will probably stick around. just 24 hours. >> who is going to stay?
>> if you stay here, you automatically get a ticket. >> if anybody gives you a hard time, say, craig melvin said it. let's get you caught up on the headlines at half past the hour. sheinelle has more. >> good morning. tensions rising at donald trump rallies on saturday as clashes between his supporters and demonstrators reach an all time low. one man even trying to rush the stage and all of this is playing out just two days before the next critical vote in five states on tuesday. one person is dead and two others missing after a tug boat crashed into a barge in new york's hudson river. the tug boat sank within minutes of the crash on saturday morning. thousands of gallons of fuel were dumped into the river. a second escape inmate in new mexico is back behind bars this morning, police caught 29-year-old lionell claw on saturday, three days after he escaped from a prison van with 32-year-old joseph cruz. cruz was captured on friday. claw, who was wearing shackles and restraints, told reporters
they just fell off and that's escape. >> fell off. quite a story. thank you. we begin this half hour with madonna's meltdown on stage at her concert in australia over the weekend. some say she's been putting on some bizarre performances for a while. and there is speculation it could be due to her ongoing custody battle over her son rocco. kelly cobiella has more. >> i want to dedicate this next song to my son. >> reporter: madonna called him a rebel heart. and son rocco is living up to it. the 15-year-old now with dad guy ritchie in london and fighting in court to stay there. madonna has pleaded with him at concerts. >> there is no love stronger than a mother for her son. >> reporter: posted pictures saying i miss this boy. and this strange free gig in australia last week, she lit up
s s. >> and also if i knew him when i would see him again. >> reporter: rocco is madonna and guy ritchie's only child together. they divorced in 2008. madonna, the rebel on stage, is a strict mom at home. and rocco reportedly pushed back in a fight over a cell phone. >> this is what we would call a teenage argument that escalated into a worldwide madonna crisis. and you have to feel sorry for her. she was only being a disciplinarian, a good mom. >> reporter: on friday, madonna ditched the clown suit for nuns in hot pants in australia while her lawyers told a family court judge in london she wants to heal the wounds, and work with rocco and guy to resolve matters for her family. reportedly hoping oldest daughter lourdes can make peace. >> what she's trying to do as any good sister would is try to get her brother to understand that, you know, her mother needs him.
and he should make contact. >> reporter: it is now out of madonna's hands. a judge will decide whether to force rocco back into the arms of his megastar mom on tour or let the family work it out themselves. kelly cobiella, nbc news, london. it is, of course, daylight saving time officially. lost an hour. how to set our clocks back. we have been hearing from a lot of you on social media that the clocks you're seeing on your screen as you're watching the "today" show may not reflect that time change. we don't actually set that clock because it airs separate times around the country. if you noticed it, let your local stations know, maybe their clocks didn't get -- >> we're pointing the finger. way. >> you were nice about it. >> dylan dreyer is back with a final check of the -- >> if the local stations to come to my house and change the clocks on my stove and microwave, that would be great. west coast. weather. we have the chance of flash
flooding, so watches are in effect. but the winds, especially along the coast of oregon, will be very strong today. 55 to 65-mile-per-hour gusts are possible. also significant mountain snow. that's all good for building up the snow pack to get to the dryer months. the rain could be heavy at times due to flash flooding and also mudslides. we're looking at snow, about 2 to 4 feet in the highest elevations. rainfall 1 to 3 inches. that whole storm system will spread east as we go through this week. today, we focus on severe weather down through arkansas. and northern louisiana, could produce heavier downpours that could lead to more flooding. showers through ohio and tennessee river valleys and some spotty clouds up across the northeast. and tomorrow, we'll see a better chance of rain through the northeast, temperatures dipping back down to the 40s. back above average for the rest
and that's your latest forecast. craig? >> dylan, thank you. sad news this morning about the health of a famous whale from seaworld. till ikum tilikum, the killer whale, is apparently near death. nbc's steve patterson has more. >> good boy! there you go! >> reporter: this is tilikum, the killer whale. >> good morning, handsome. >> reporter: believed to be 35 years old, he's lived here at seaworld for more than 20. but in a video put out by seaworld this week, caregivers
say he has a respiratory infection they can't cure. >> i wish i could say i was tremendously optimistic about tilikum tilikum, and his future, but he has a disease which is chronic and progressive. >> reporter: tilikum's life has been a symbol of the orca's majesty as well as their danger. in 1991, he killed a 20-year-old trainer. in 1999, a seaworld trespasser. then in 2010, tragedy once again after killing popular trainer dawn brancheau, that led to the scathing documentary black fish. since the movie' release, seaworld's profits have slumped. soon after, seaworld announced it was ending the controversial killer whale show in san diego. and animal rights groups say orcas shouldn't be forced to live this way. >> they're very social animals.
they will swim up to 100 miles a day in the ocean and in captivity they're relegated to what would be the equivalent of us living in bathtubs. >> reporter: tilikum's trainers in orlando say he's receiving the best care. >> if tilikum would have showed up with this disease in the world, no doubt in my mind he would have been gone a long time ago. >> reporter: the hope for now at least that somehow at 12,000 pound killer whale can find peace. for "today," steve patterson, nbc news. still to come on this sunday, the second act for college football player who became an opera singer. >> love that. also on our sunday story, a group of american moms making a difference in an international crisis. first, these messages. totally forgot to give us vegetables. i know. it's awesome. >>boo-yah. blow it up. bush's baked beans. slow cooked according to our secret family recipe with a hint of sweetness. they're the vegetable kids love. they're totally eating their vegetables. boo-yah.
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he discovered opera in his late 20s and even with no formal training, he decided it wasn't too late to start a new career. >> if you like movies, if you like war and violence, sex and all those things, you go see that in the theater. well, it is all in opera too. >> reporter: morris robinson is one of the preeminent voices in opera today. >> 10 to 20 singers in each vocal category around the world that can continue to have a year. >> reporter: robinson's success follows an unusual path, playing college football as a lineman at the citadel, then spending a decade working in corporate sales for exxonmobil and 3m before taking on the stage.
weddings and singing the lord's prayer and there is always invariably some little old lady walking up to me saying, you know, you should be doing this for a living. >> reporter: and at 30 years old, he took a leap of faith when he got a full scholarship to boston university's opera institute. there are not a lot of guys that look like you that sing opera. >> not a lot of guys that look like me that work for 3m. i think that the opera world is a microcosm of the real world. the real world doesn't all look like us. you have to find a way to overcome that. >> reporter: after years of establishing himself in italian and german operas, robinson is tackling rolls he aroid voided for the majority of his career. >> i'm a big black guy, i'm a bass, everyone who sees me and hears me speak thinks two things, sing old man river and i
>> reporter: he started with showboat. and now looks to milan as he prepares to play the lead role in porgy and bess this fall. >> i've seen both sides having gone to school there. this story is written about blacks from the other side of the track who weren't afforded the opportunities i was afforded in that very town. >> reporter: robinson hopes to reach a new audience, willing to take a chance on an old classic. >> everyone can't sing like michael jackson or beyonce or rap like jay-z, but that doesn't musically. two chains and jay-z should know about morris robinson. >> one of the coolest guys i've
one of his missions now is to introduce young people to opera. he is he he said you'd be surprised how many people he talks to. >> what a great story. >> love that. >> thank you very much. still to come, a group of american moms and their journey to reach syrian refugees to help them on their road to a better life. that's after these messages. hey, you're going to do great. hi. to thehe couple who set aside the whole day to sell their old car
some years ago this week the syrian civil war broke out setting off a tidal wave of refugees. millions fled with many risking their lives in boats not sea worthy, all in a desperate bid to reach europe. last fall we followed a group of american moms who wanted to help these families, many with small children, by delivering baby carriers, inspired by efforts like that, another group of american moms had set out to provide comfort to the youngest victims. >> two of our producers who made that first trip traveled back to greece a few weeks ago to see the moms in action. their story begins in the sea of orange, piles of discarded life jackets, each representing a harrowing trip across an
of a better future. >> we went to one of several life jacket graves, words can't describe how sad it is. we're playing a game of let's see if we can find a real one. it is just filled with styrofoam. >> i was in the military and i've been following the middle eastern conflict for years now. we'll do the same thing. i would pack up my stuff and try to get my 15-month-old baby to safety. i live in california, i have two kids. my son lace and my daughter helena. it was difficult leaving my kids behind. i felt so compelled to do something. >> i was in boulder, colorado, i have a family of three small children. i am here working with operation
refugee children. >> we supply relief packs to refugee children. >> a backpack is something very simple. the items we include are items we take for granted daily. >> a lot of the needs are just things as a mother we felt they would appreciate. >> the kids go on to the bus and we could see through the window they were going through their stuff and this little boy pulled out the crayons and the gloves and looking at them and trying them on and then he looked back at us and waved.
couldn't stop saying thank you. >> lesvos is something out of a postcard or magazine. people think of it as something very soothing and very calming. it is hard to put into words how something you used to associate so much with beauty is now -- you associate it with tragedy. >> we were able to go to the people. the people are lovely. they don't refer to them as refugees, but as guests. >> they were kneeling down, the same i would kneel down and put a jacket on my son. no difference between them. they both deserve the shelter they seek. he was so happy. he was so appreciative.
>> they don't know where the father is. >> how does it make you feel you have to leave syria? >> she has good spirits. she's positive. she also says she's getting used to it, getting used to all the suffering. >> grandchildren and great great grandchildren will judge us by the compassion we showed during this crisis. they're just like us. they're mothers, they're fathers. they have careers. they had a home.
>> patrice and denice, that woman, when she said, our grandchildren and our great grandchildren will judge us on our compassion really sums it up. >> it does. i think, you know, these are backpacks full of items that they need and they so desperately need, but i think the bigger symbol is that when these moms were giving out the backpacks of telling these kids their lives matter and that they exist because there is just this general sense of a whole generation that feels like they don't matter. so, you know, the moms put so much thought into the backpack and what should go in. >> what kind of things? >> it has been unseasonably cold in europe this year, so it has been snowing. you have all the kids arriving and they're having frostbite. so they, you know they pack little warm booties and fleet and another thing too is they included like a whistle, and a safety device for the parents, but what was really unexpect is when we were in the camps, the
kids view ed it as a play toy. so all over the camps you have kids running around blowing the whistle whistles, for a brief moment you forgot you were in a refugee camp and they were acting like kids. they put a lot of thought into what they -- especially from a mother perspective, what they thought they would need and what a mother would need as well. >> really incredible that a few months from this country can have so much impact and do so much over there, just with a dream. >> yes, this is only a group of five moms from the entire country. they have been able to get corporate donations, you saw in the piece. some people had patagonia jaekts, hat jaekt s jackets, hats, cliff bars was a sponsor. to ought all of this together was really inspirational. >> people can customize a backpack if they like to help. >> right. that's their new initiative. the moms at operation refugee child want to give you the opportunity to really deliver
whatever you want to the hands of refugee children. they have a shipping -- they have a packing list and you check off whatever you have. whether it is for a mom, whether it is for a boy or a girl. it is really fantastic. >> there is the information on the screen, we'll put it on the website as well. fantastic story. us. thank you, thank you, thank you. we're back after these messages. i appreciate you coming by. the market's been pretty volatile lately. there is a lot at look jim, we've been planning for this for a long time. and we'll keep evolving things. so don't worry. knowing what's on your mind multiplied by 13,000 financial advisors. it's a big deal. makes sense of investing.
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